Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Level of Knowledge and Awareness about ACLS and BLS among Dental Professionals
Apeksha Phulgirkar1, Ankush R Boob2, Shubhendra S Khandewale2, Manojkumar Jaiswal3*, Aarti Bohora4, Trupti Agrawal5 and Madhumati R Tapadia6
1Junior Resident, CSMSS Dental College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
2Associate professor, CSMSS Dental College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
3Assistant professor, OHSC, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
4Associate professor, SMBT IDSR, Dhamangaon, Nasik, Maharashtra, India
5Consulting Prosthodontist, India
6Dental Surgeon, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Manojkumar Jaiswal, Assistant Professor, OHSC PGIMER Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India.
Received: September 13, 2019; Published: January 10, 2020


Introduction: Despite of advances in prevention incidences of medical emergencies is alarming, and occurs at anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Even the dental office environment is not immune to such emergency. BLS and ACLS are the most important ways to prevent occurrence of death in an emergency. An accurate knowledge of BLS and ACLS is necessary. They are the key elements of the chain of survival and determining factors in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) success rate; ensure early discharge from hospital and survival of the patient

Aim: To assess and compare the awareness about ACLS and BLS among final year dental student, interns, Postgraduate students and staff members.

Subjects and Methods: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study, the study was conducted in CSMSS Dental College- Aurangabad, Government Dental College- Aurangabad, Hingoli Dental College- Hingoli. Total subjects 508, the study was carried out into 4 different groups: group 1- 128, group 2- 178, group 3- 93, and group 4-109. A self administered questionnaire with 15 questions with multiple options was prepared and given to the participants to fill out. The questionnaire had knowledge-based questions and view-based questions. One way ANOVA and Chi square test was used to compare knowledge between the groups. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS v15.0.

Results: Interns comparatively performed well in responding to correct answers in knowledge-based score. UG students had least knowledge about the life support system.

Conclusion: Educational institutions should be involved in the training of students and professionals for life support systems and other emergencies that can occur in the dental office. It should be considered as part of dental curriculum. Hence, regular workshops are necessary for dental students to know the practical aspects of life support systems. The courses and workshops should be organized for medical and paramedical staff.

Keywords: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Basic Life Support (BLS)


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Citation: Manojkumar Jaiswal., et al. “Level of Knowledge and Awareness about ACLS and BLS among Dental Professionals”. EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-06.

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